Johnny Depp Birthday
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Happy birthday, Johnny Depp! The actor, who turns 51 today, made his on-screen debut in the horror flick, A Nightmare on Elm Street back in 1984. He went to star in cult-classics like TV’s 21 Jump Street and 1990’s Edward Scissorhands, and, more recently, demonstrated his value as a Hollywood leading man in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise (he earned his first Oscar nomination for his role in the first film!). But Depp isn’t only known for his acting chops. The star, who recently got engaged to his The Rum Diary co-star Amber Heard, became the first man to receive the CFDA Fashion Icon of the Year Award in 2012—just one indication of how Depp’s carefree style has broken boundaries.

Celebrate Johnny Depp’s birthday by taking a look back at his style evolution, starting with this gem from 1987.